My mother does not like spiders. She really, really does not like spiders.
But I do.
I approached Leslie Brunetta and Catherine L. Craig’s Spider Silk with hope and dread. Hope that I might learn a lot more about spiders. Dread that the authors would mangle evolutionary theory with over-simplification while trying to use spider silk to teach the general public about natural selection.
One of these emotions was unnecessary and wrong. Continue reading “Spider Silk”